Accidental Cell Death

Accidental Cell Death

A molecular term of art for any non-genetically programmed cell death—e.g., necrosis, which contrasts to genetically programmed cell death—e.g., apoptosis.
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Though necrosis was considered to be accidental cell death, recent studies suggest it to be a regulated event that contributes to development and maintenance of organismal homeostasis.